Court documents obtained by PEOPLE reveal that actor Pierce Brosnan has been cited in Wyoming for reportedly entering restricted thermal areas of Yellowstone National Park. The U.S. District Court in Wyoming filed citations against the James Bond actor, accusing him of walking in thermal areas within Yellowstone Canyon that are limited to designated trails and violating closures and usage limits on November 1. Both citations are categorized as petty offenses.
The 70-year-old Brosnan has been summoned to appear at the Yellowstone Justice Center on January 23. Despite PEOPLE’s request for additional information, Brosnan’s lawyer or representative has not responded as of Wednesday.
Yellowstone National Park’s thermal areas include various hydrothermal features like hot springs, geysers, mud pots, travertine terraces, and fumaroles. The park enforces specific rules, such as avoiding travel through thermal zones after dark, prohibiting livestock in thermal areas, and restricting activities like swimming in water originating entirely from thermal sources.
The park emphasizes the potential danger beneath thermal areas, with only a thin crust above boiling hot springs, and the risk of the acidic nature of the pools burning through boots. Visitors are advised to stay on established walking paths.
Park services also stress the importance of visitors being aware of their surroundings and taking responsibility for children exploring geyser basins. Brosnan had been in Wyoming in October filming “The Unholy Trinity,” a Western shot primarily at the Yellowstone Film Ranch in Paradise Valley, according to The Livingston Enterprise.
The upcoming historical epic stars Brosnan alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Brandon Lessard, and Ethan Peck. Brosnan’s character dispatches his estranged son (Lessard) to confront the person responsible for framing him for a crime he did not commit.